Reply To: Archaeology Collections Cataloging Software

Tracy Miller

I’ve done a lot of archaeology collections cataloging in Access. I like Access because you can enter a lot of data in the spreadsheet view for your tables.  Then, you can relate the tables to build customized queries.  You can also build an interface template if you prefer that for data entry, but the spreadsheet view makes it easy to use the copy down or paste functions for multiple entries. I prefer Access over FileMaker – it’s more intuitive, easier to navigate, and easier to perform basic functions such as copying data. (The agency I currently work for uses FileMaker because we are only allowed to use Mac computers, but there is not an Access version for Mac if that is what you use).